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Somehow our machine is no longer on auto receive. we need to pick up the receiver and hit start each time it rings in order to receive the fax please help

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Press the Reception Mode button to toggle between Fax, Answering Machine and Tel (manual receive). If you need to change the number of rings before the Fax is picked up, press Function 4 then # # # Then press a number between 1 and 5 followed by Stop.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(BTW there is a little arrow that points to the Reception Mode on the LCD screen -> Tel on the left, Fax on the right (both of these across the top right), and A.M. on right side.)

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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